A loan of $675 helped to buy feed and medicine for her animals.

Carmita Dolores's story

The Amigas de Tosagua communal bank meets every two weeks in the city of Tosagua, a place known for being dynamic, where most of the residents are farmers and raise animals. It’s an area of great vegetation.

Carmita lives here. She is 57 years old and the single mother of 4 adult children. Her eight year old grandson lives with her and he is like a son to her; she provides everything for him.

Carmia raises pigs and chickens so she can earn some money on her own and get ahead. She has a pen where she feeds her animals. She buys piglets, keeps then for some time, and then sells them to merchants when they are ready. They take them to other cities to slaughter and sell the meat. She does the same for the chickens and sells them at very good prices because they are very sought after for their good flavor.

She will use the money from this loan to buy feed and medicine for the pigs and chickens. She has been with the credit group for six years and she likes it because the loans always help her to get ahead. Her dreams are to be in good health and to give the best to her grandson.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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